Thursday, December 02, 2010

100 Words: It's Not About The Anchovies

The 100 Word Challenge is here, and has been shown, with a healthy diet and regular exercise, to result in weight loss for most people. The prompt this week is "Anchovies", and my entry is called, "It's Not About The Anchovies"










"Why are you getting so mad about anchovies?," he asked. He was watching a basketball game, tall men in white trying to defend a metal rim against other tall men wearing green.

"It's not about the anchovies, Steven," she said. It was about being ignored. Being slighted. Having your needs come last, if at all. It was about having another baby because you needed a boy. It was about your career ruined so that his could soar, it was about your dreams allowed to die like worms on the sidewalk.

"It's not about the anchovies," she repeated softly.

9 comments:

  1. It's NEVER about the anchovies. Sigh. Thanks for a great take on the word of the week.

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  2. Thank you so much. I was a little proud of this one.

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  3. Love it! Nope, never about the anchovies. Well put.

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  4. Wow, this is excellent! It's always the little things that finally make people break down, isn't it?

    Great work!

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  6. You grabbed me by the throat in the first sentence. awesome. I like how you handled the theme. Excellent work, man.

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  7. Great job--the first and last line wrap up your idea nicely.

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  8. "It's not about the anchovies". The perennial problem. You nailed this one.

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